Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord

About the Geirangerfjord

The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in Møre og Romsdal in Norway in the municipality of Stranda. It is a 15-kilometre long branch of the Storfjord . The village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geiranger river empties into it.

The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. This status of the Geirangerfjord is now threatened by the disputed plans to build power lines across the fjord. A car ferry runs lengthwise along the Geirangerfjord between the small villages of Geiranger and Hellesylt.

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Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord, Norway in Norway

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Geirangerfjord waterfalls

The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the Seven Sisters and the Suitor. The two falls face one another across the fjord, and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite.

The Bridal Veil is another waterfall in the Geirangerfjord, so named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun it has the appearance of a thin veil over the rocks.

The Geirangerfjord is under constant threat from the mountain Åkerneset which is about to erode into the fjord. A collapse would produce a tsunami, hitting several nearby towns including Geiranger and Hellesylt in about ten minutes

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